Milton Keynes Dons defender Harry Hickford has signed a new contract with the newly-promoted Championship club.
Hickford, who experienced a loan spell at Conference South outfit Chelmsford City during 2014-15, will remain at stadium:mk until 2017 after penning a two-year deal and believes his first year as a professional last term will benefit his career.
“Last year was the biggest I’ve had at the club and it will stand me in good stead going forward,” the 18-year-old told the official MK Dons website.
“The first-team environment really made me grow up and I feel like I matured a lot last year, as well as learning a lot from the experienced players within the squad.
“I can’t wait to get going again now.”
Hickford, who first joined Milton Keynes as a 10-year-old and was a season ticket holder when the club played at the National Hockey Stadium, will be part of a club experiencing life in the second tier for the first time in their current guise, having initially relocated as Wimbledon FC in September 2003.
Since promotion from League One was sealed with a 5-1 win over Yeovil Town on the final day of the season, manager Karl Robinson has signed Joe Walsh from Crawley Town for an undisclosed fee, while Anthony Kay and Player of the Year Carl Baker recently signed new contracts.
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